Song:Pictures Of You
Album:Now Vol. 26
Pictures Of You was a big enough hit that it turned up on a Now various artists CD. But subsequent singles didn't chart and The Last Goodnight split up after they were dropped by Virgin Records. The band was known as Renata when they formed in 1998 in Enfield, CT. Singer and pianist Kurtis John Henneberry saw guitarist Mike Nadeau playing at a party and they started jamming. Bassist Lief Christensen and guitarist Anton Yurack were also in the band. At first they were called Haze and then Renata. Renata recorded two CDs independently and toured. But they wanted a record deal so they moved to Los Angeles. They were discovered by producer Jeff Blue who was working for RCA at the time but would soon move to Virgin. Blue is best known for discovering Linkin Park. He changed the band's name to The Last Goodnight. Keyboard player Ely Rise was added and Larone "Skeeter" McMillan was brought in as the new drummer. The single Pictures Of You was released in June and then the CD Poison Kiss was released Aug. 2007. The single did OK mostly in the Adult Contemporary market. It reached #70 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band went on tour. But when subsequent singles didn't do well, Virgin dropped then and The Last Goodnight split up. The song did well enough to turn up on a Now comp CD. Poison Kiss is only available as an import CD. It appears that the band members all left the music business. Here's the video for Pictures Of You by The Last Goodnight.